john_henry (123) - - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark red amber with large brown head that subsides after a while leaving good lacing.
Obviously many will want to compare this to the Abt 12, but it is quite a different beast. The first thing that strikes me is the sweetness, not in a bad way, this beer is well balanced, but you certainly notice the candy sugar, and what I would assume is a lengthy boil. Chocolatey toffee notes that cling to the back of the palate. No hops noticeable as one would expect.
Overall, this is an exceptional double, that is really quite unique. Certainly worth hunting out, in my opinion, and whilst different from the Abt 12 (surly a good thing), this is none the less exceptional.
alex_leit (777) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33 l. Dark brown color, very good foam. Aroma and taste: wine, spicy, caramel, toffee, warming, dried fruits and toffee, great drink for lunch! ;)
Rubin77 (236) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
F: beige long lasting huge.
C: pale brown to brown hazy.
A: malt, fruity tones, orange, yeast, hops.
T: caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, some orange, tangerine, syrupy, dates, figs, medium body, good carbonation, dry fruity finish with yeasty tones at the end, well done beer, according to Ratebeer first in Abbey Dubbel category.
craftbeersweden (388) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy, dark red-brown with a huge, three finger high, beige, head.
Nose: Caramel malt, butter, vanilla, orange, red fruit, oak, brown sugar, toffee, whipped cream, raisin and hops.
Taste: Yeast, spice, caramel malt, brown sugar, raisin, biscuit, dark fruit and vanilla.
Body: Medium body. High carbonation.
It’s just a GREAT Belgian beer! Love it!
NatBeer (10) - FRANCE - SEP 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer from St Bernardus, with a rare aroma and goes very smoothly in the mouth.
agent_persik (571) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, big beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, dried fruits, syrup, yeast. Dry sweet taste with lightly bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium body and strong carbonation. Quite good.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Copper pour with a white head. Caramel, toffee, vanilla. Medium body.
beerbastard (807) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
750ml bottle, the only way, so I can get enough of one of the best. Mahogany pour with tan head. A well blended complex mix of aromas, dark fruits,yeast, toffee, rasins, figs and lots more. The flavors are also a smooth mix of dark fruits, cotton candy, bread pudding, Mmmmm, lots of tasty things. The beauty of this beer is how many different flavors blend so well together. Some heat in the finish with a smooth ending.
sharkydodson (692) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 10, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of vanilla, toffee, almond, bisquit and some spices... the taste is caramel and spicy with notes of red wine, dried fruits, toffee, brown sugar and spicy grasses... sweet, dry and, a little bit, warming aftertaste...
Jorn69 (1817) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting @ Gaultier 150905. Bottle (330 ml) from local supermarket, Brussels. Malty and sweet, nutty and dried fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity.
Gaultier (1041) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Agards väg 5/9-15. Bottle from local kiosk, Brussels. Dried fruity with spices and some malt. Body is medium, dry finish.